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  • I can't explain how much this class has helped me learn. I'm a researcher at heart, so I find myself researching things all over the internet when I'm interested in something because I want to know I’m getting all the information. This class was very to the point and combined everything together so well. I didn't feel like I needed to go all over the place to put it together. It was all nicely packaged up in your course. Lisa V.
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  • Really enjoyed this introduction into yoga. I was really interested in learning more about the history of yoga as i currently practice Hatha yoga. But it was still good to look at different asana to see if my practice reflects that of the videos. Katie H.

Course Overview

Think of this course as the ultimate primer on modern yoga practice, from choosing a mat to deciphering poses!

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9 Modules

91 Lessons

22 Videos

Knowledge Checks

Digital Workbook

Certificate

Tutor Support

Course Value $895

Course Description

In this course, we begin by squeezing in a brief look at more than 3000 years of yoga history and theory before getting into modern practicalities like choosing a yoga mat and demystifying some of the equipment you may have seen lurking at the back of your yoga studio. After exploring more than 30 styles of yoga, we'll focus in on 3 basic but essential elements of yoga: breathing, meditation, and asanas (poses).

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  • MODULE 1 • 9 LESSONS

    A HISTORY OF YOGA


    • Introduction to a History of Yoga
    • Digital Workbook & Course Guidelines
    • The Vedic Period
    • The Pre-Classical Era: The Upanishads
    • The Bhagavad Gita
    • The Classical Period
    • The Post-Classical Period
    • Yoga Philosophy
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 2 • 10 LESSONS

    STARTING A YOGA PRACTICE


    • Introduction to Starting a Yoga Practice
    • Health & Safety Considerations
    • Health Benefits of Yoga
    • How to Choose Clothes for Yoga
    • Tops, Bottoms & Undies
    • Accessories & Dressing for Savasana
    • Props & Equipment
    • Choosing a Yoga Mat
    • Straps, Blocks and Bolsters
    • Other Equipment Choices

  • MODULE 3 • 10 LESSONS

    CHOOSING A YOGA STYLE


    • Introduction to Yoga Styles
    • Basic Yoga Terms
    • Best Yoga for Beginners
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Iyengar Yoga
    • Astanga/Ashtanga Yoga
    • Power Yoga
    • Bikram Yoga
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 4 • 19 LESSONS

    A-Z OF YOGA PATHS


    • Introduction A to Z of Yoga Paths
    • A-Z of Yoga Paths (17 Lessons)
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 5 • 9 LESSONS

    BREATHING, MEDITATION AND ASANAS


    • Introduction to Breathing, Meditation & Asanas
    • Breathing (Pranayama)
    • Yogic Breathing: Types and Techniques
    • ""Ujjayi"" Breathing
    • Download: Breathing Exercises
    • Meditation/Concentration (Dhyana/Dharana)
    • Poses (Asanas)
    • Types of Asanas
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 6 • 7 LESSONS

    PRONE POSES


    • Introduction to Prone Poses
    • Cat Pose
    • Child’s Pose
    • Cobra Pose
    • Cow Pose
    • Upward-Facing Dog
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 7 • 7 LESSONS

    SUPINE POSES


    • Introduction to Supine Poses
    • Fish Pose
    • Laying Hero
    • Wheel Pose
    • Wind Freeing Pose
    • Corpse Pose
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 8 • 4 LESSONS

    SEATED POSES


    • Introduction to Seated Poses
    • Half Lord Of The Fishes
    • Lotus Pose
    • Knowledge Check

  • MODULE 9 • 12 LESSONS

    STANDING POSES


    • Introduction to Standing Poses
    • Chair Pose
    • Tree Pose
    • Standing Backbend
    • Forward Bend
    • Wide Legged Forward Bend
    • Downward-Facing Dog
    • Warrior Pose
    • Low Lunge
    • Triangle Pose
    • Half Moon Pose
    • Knowledge Check

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